Bottom line, what went wrong with the UFC's recent failure to sign Fedor? Were the russians as hard to deal with as Dana White said? Is Dana White a dick? Is Fedor just really stubborn about only fighting where he wants and when he wants and on his terms? What does it boil down to?
Finklesteins desire to sell his company as well as fedor's services IMO. In that interview on ufc.com Dana said that he felt like the negotiations were more about Fedor's managers then Fedor
lol @ soccer gif...
Dana's fault, he couldn't seal the deal, let his own ego get in the way.....All he had to do was get fedor and all the other competition would be screwed for good. Now the new orgs can try and get fedor and the other fighters not signed.
Fedor's management is to blame from what I've read. They basically priced themselves out of the market.
^^^ BEST GIF OF ALL TIME!
*credit to the Otherground for the gif
"Fedor's management is to blame from what I've read. They basically priced themselves out of the market. "
No. Fedor wanted a good chunk of money but what was really important to him was that he'd be able to get to do Sambo touraments still, fight in Russia, and get the fights on his contracted locked in and guaranteed.
The UFC offered him between $1-2 million a fight, would not let him fight in Russia, wouldn't let him do Sambo, and wouldn't guarantee the fights on his contract with the option to let him go from his contract at anytime.
M-1 offered him between $1-2 million dollars a fight, they are going to be holding events both in Russia and the US, he still gets to do his Sambo tournaments, and they guaranteed the fights on his contract.
M-1 gave him absolutely everything he wanted while the UFC tried to play hard ball and in the end, dropped the ball themselves, losing Fedor in the process and Randy Couture. They kind of fucked themselves.
In the end UFC probably made out alright. Fedor would have likely lost within three fights and the UFC would be stuck with another situation like Cro Cop. Fedor made out alright because he'll get paid well, gets his other demands met, and won't have to face too tough of competition. M1 is the loser in all of this because they will likely go bankrupt eventually.
Brigham said it earlier, Sambo was the issue. Apparently they were in verbal agreement and when Dana sent the contract there was no mention of Fedor being able to fight Sambo. The money offered was grat and Fedor agreed but when he was not allowed to do Sambo he backed out
Why do people omit the significant facts that in an interview with Fedor's manager - he himself also brought up co-promotion of the UFC in Russia, as well as the requirement for the UFC to sign some of Fedor's teammates?
Do you guys feel that weakens your agenda that much?
Fedor was scared to fight in the UFC, duh...
LOL @ Card! Sean Salmon must have taught him how to kick!
It is clear as day that Fedor's management was all about themselves. Need proof. M1 sold not Fedor signed.
People want to talk about sambo. That was a bullshit condition that could have been worked out. What couldn't, I speculate, is the fact that his management wanted in on the action.
Wow, great gif Davola
"M-1 offered him between $1-2 million dollars a fight, they are going to be holding events both in Russia and the US, he still gets to do his Sambo tournaments, and they guaranteed the fights on his contract."
LOL @ anyone stupid enough to believe that M-1 can (or will) pay Fedor anything near that kind of money. It ain't happening.
Brigham temper tantrum in 5... 4... 3...